Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness.

New American Standard Bible

"When I expected good, then evil came; When I waited for light, then darkness came.

King James Version

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Holman Bible

But when I hoped for good, evil came;
when I looked for light, darkness came.

International Standard Version

I have hoped for good, but evil came instead; I have hoped for light, but darkness came.

A Conservative Version

When I looked for good, then evil came. And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

American Standard Version

When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Amplified

But when I looked for good, then evil came to me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Bible in Basic English

For I was looking for good, and evil came; I was waiting for light, and it became dark.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When I expected good, then evil came unto me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

For I hoped for good and evil will come: and I shall wait for light and darkness will come.

King James 2000

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Indeed, I hoped for good, but evil came, and I waited for light, but darkness came.

Modern King James verseion

When I looked for good, then evil came; and when I waited for light, then darkness came.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yet nevertheless, whereas I looked for good, evil happened unto me; and whereas I waited for light, there came darkness.

NET Bible

But when I hoped for good, trouble came; when I expected light, then darkness came.

New Heart English Bible

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, for good, I looked, but there came in evil, And I waited for light, but there came in darkness;

Webster

When I looked for good, then evil came: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

World English Bible

When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.

Youngs Literal Translation

When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

unto me and when I waited
יחל 
Yachal 
Usage: 41

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Job Says: I Am Being Punished By God

25 Did not I weep for him whose days were hard? was not my soul grieved for the needy? 26 For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness. 27 My bowels well up, and rest not; days of affliction have confronted me.



Cross References

Jeremiah 8:15

Peace is looked for, and there is no good; a time of healing, and behold, terror.

Job 3:25-26

For I feared a fear, and it hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me.

Jeremiah 14:19

Hast thou then utterly rejected Judah? Doth thy soul loathe Zion? Why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? Peace is looked for, and there is no good, and a time of healing, and behold terror!

Job 18:6

The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.

Job 18:18

He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Job 19:8

He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

Job 23:17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.

Job 29:18

And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that feareth Jehovah, that hearkeneth to the voice of his servant? he that walketh in darkness, and hath no light, let him confide in the name of Jehovah, and stay himself upon his God.

Jeremiah 15:18

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable? It refuseth to be healed. Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a treacherous spring, as waters that fail?

Micah 1:12

For the inhabitress of Maroth waited anxiously for good; but evil hath come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.

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